Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 104,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 104,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
I4Farmers Inc NJ International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 300,659

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Arkansas Athletes Outreach United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Page SUM 802,254

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13110 records found.